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LOOKING FOR REVENGE

Defeated in the Euro 2016 final by a young German team, Spain nonetheless qualified directly for the 2017 World Championship. La Roja was still hurt by the defeat, and became the major absentee from the Olympic Games in Rio, because Slovenia and Sweden finished ahead of it in the Olympic Qualification Tournament held in Scandinavia. Along with Croatia, Denmark and, of course, France, La Roja has shone brightly for 20 years on the international podiums and wants to continue this tradition in January 2017. Following his great success in leading the Brazilian team (quarter-finalists), Jordi Ribera succeeded Manolo Cadenas as coach to lead the national team. Although its pride is injured, the team has never been short of talent. An example is the emergence of Alex Duishebaev, son of the great Talant who carried the Spanish team to their first international podium.


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DID YOU KNOW?

Spain has not missed a World Championship since 1974. In France, this will be their 17th consecutive participation. However, La Roja have waited nearly 30 years to win their first medal: gold in 2005 in Tunisia. They then won the bronze in 2011 and repeated the victory at home in 2013.

 

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Stars of the World Championship : Alex Dujshebaev
Stars of the World Championship : Valero Rivera


COACH: Jordi RIBERA (Spain)

STATISTICS

PLAYERS

  • ESP-55-FIGUERAS-TREJO_ADRIA
    Adria Figueras Trejo 31/08/1988 Pivot
  • ESP-10-DUJSHEBAEV-DOBICHEBAEVA_ALEX
    Alex Dujshebaev Dobichebaeva 17/12/1992 Right Back
  • ESP-06-FERNANDEZ-PEREZ_ANGEL
    Angel Fernandez Perez 16/08/1988 Left Winger
  • ESP-11-SARMIENTO-MELIAN_DANIEL
    Daniel Sarmiento Melian 25/08/1993 Centre Back
  • ESP-53-BALAGUER-ROMEU_DAVID
    David Balaguer Romeu 17/08/1991 Right Wing
  • ESP-03-GURBINDO-MARTINEZ_EDUARDO
    Eduardo Gurbindo Martinez 08/11/1997 Right Back
  • ESP-30-GUARDIOLA-VILAPLANA_GEDEON
    Gedeon Guardiola Vilaplana 01/10/1984 Pivot
  • ESP-33-PEREZ-DE-VARGAS-MORENO_GONZALO
    Gonzalo Perez De Vargas Moreno 10/01/1991 Goalkeeper
  • ESP-31-GONI-LEOZ_IOSU
    Iosu Goni Leoz 04/01/1990 Left Back
  • ESP-21-CANELLAS-REIXACH_JOAN
    Joan Canellas Reixach 30/09/1986 Left Back
  • ESP-13-AGUINAGALDE-AKIZU_JULEN
    Julen Aguinagalde Akizu 08/12/1982 Pivot
  • ESP-09-ENTRERRIOS-RODRIGUEZ_RAUL_Site
    Raúl Entrerríos Rodríguez 12/02/1981 Centre-Back
  • ESP-44-CORRALES-RODAL_RODRIGO
    Rodrigo Corrales Rodal 24/01/1991 Goalkeeper
  • ESP-07-RIVERA-FOLCH_VALERO
    Valero Rivera Folch 22/02/1985 Left Wing
  • ESP-08-TOMAS-GONZALEZ_VICTOR
    Victor Tomas Gonzalez 15/02/1985 Right Wing
  • ESP-24-MORROS-DE-ARGILA_VIRAN
    Viran Morros De Argila 15/12/1983 Left Back